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the possibility of tajing on hillary clinton in the 2016 presidential race. a >>> and it sounded beautiful but was it live? controversy over beyonce's rendition of the national anthem. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> and the breaking news continues here in cnn. we're covering the country's latest multiple shooting incident on a college campus. three people, at least two of them were students caught in a cross fire. a fourth person suffered a heart attack during the shooting. it all happened near houston, texas, on the north harris campus of lone star college. that's a community college in texas. cnn's ed lavandera has the latest. ed, what are you hearing? >> reporter: this shooting appears to be a situation that started off as an altercation in one of the buildings between two people. one of those firing shots was wounded and is now in custody. two people were caught in the crossfire and those people were wounded and then there was a fourth person that in all of this may lay had a heart attack. that person is being treated as well. and now the focus is on the second s
, in a way that, you know, richard nixon did not. and in a way that bill clinton did not. he put us on a fundamentally different path, because the country was ready for it. >> that wasn't the way president obama talked during his first term, but that was the guy who launched his second term yesterday. in an 18-minute address, the president laid out a defense of liberalism, a forceful argument for progressive values. just as president reagan made the conservative movement mainstream in the '80s, this president wants to mainstream liberalism, to leave a center-left country as his political legacy. >> we have always understood that when times change, so must we. that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges. that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. >> the president took on conservative opponents, making this unmistakable reference to wisconsin congressman and republican vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, who called recipients of federal benefits takers during the 2012 presidential campaign. >> the commitments
of state hillary clinton will appear on capitol hill to testify about at tack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that left four americans dead. secretary clinton had been scheduled to testify last month but was delayed after first suffering a concussion and later a blood clot that sent her to the hospital. >>> the family of one of the three americans killed in the algerian hostage crisis will hold a press conference this morning at 11:00 a.m. eastern time at a relative's home in texas. heart broken family members say he felt 100% safe work at that gas facility in algeria. >> nothing happened there so long. my friend's been doing it for so long. it's safe. we have protection. and he really truly felt safe there. >> his daughter erin says she wants everyone to know what a great dad victor was and how much he'll be missed. 36 others have been confirmed dead from the standoff including two other americans. >>> new poll numbers on issues that may dominate the headlines early this yearment a new cnn/orc poll finds that 48% of americans believe the senate should confirm chuck hague toll bec
's the story of the second clinton administration that gives way to bush. it doesn't create a shared rising of the boats. >> it was the great irony for the clinton deficit hawks who made huge deals and tough decisions to bring down the deficit. it gets sunk into huge cuts. i'm with e.j. and with you. i don't think the deficit is the biggest priority. two, it's going better than people realize. we have done around 3.3 trillion if you include the sequester, which i would. growth has been slowing. if that continues, our long term budget picture is better. the question is, will there be space in washington to do big things that effect the economy? a lot of what would lead to the shared economic growth does not come necessarily in the policies we associate as economic policies. it's not all tax reform or spending. there's talk that the obama administration is making a push on early childhood administration. if you can do that in a big way is the single best investment we can make. obviously immigration reform is something on the table that gets talked about. immigrants are incredibly important t
democrats in this country is hillary clinton. and secretary clinton is going to have the fight right or refusal here to decide what she wants to do. if vice president biden decides to go, he's going with a lot of wind in his face. i'm just not sure that's the fight most democrats want to have. >> michelle, if biden goes, and hillary clinton does not, does the president seem obligated to support him? or does the president stay out of it and biden just by the president and by the assumption he's close to the president, he's the president's voice. >> it's going to become an every hand on deck next time if hillary doesn't run. you know, you can't count biden out as much as his moment may have passed in the eyes of some. these guys wake up every morning hearing hail to the chief to the moment they drop dead. so you never know. >> jamal simmons and michelle cottle, thank you for your time this evening. >> thanks. >>> still ahead, as the president was taking the oath of office, some republicans were sinking to a brand new low. and the amazing first children have everyone talking today. keep
for terrorists. >> reporter: secretary clinton has been in regular contact with the algerian prime minister about the unfolding situation. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the state department. >>> an unarmed american predator drone is now over the gas plant offering u.s. officials their first independent look at what's happening there. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is now expected to testify about the attack in benghazi, libya, wednesday. meanwhile there's word fbi director robert hurl is visiting ebb -- robert muller is visiting libya today as part of the investigation. secretary clinton was scheduled to testify last moshes but her appearance was postponed after she suffered a concussion. a blood clot was later discovered near her brain. she is doing okay now. >>> prince william county police need your help to find a killer tonight. they say gunshots rang out at the cedar knoll trailer park in dumfries in the middle of the night in the 17,600 block of washington street. a woman was found dead there. neighbors say she was shot many her bedroom while she slept, no word tonight why th
on the national mall for the clintons, mrs. clinton looking better after that fall. and before their father arrived, the president's growing girls, sasha and malia, 11 and 14, wearing j.crew and kate spade, and growing up before a nation. then, their mother, first lady michelle obama. >> mrs. michelle obama. >> reporter: to thunderous applause, ushering in a new term and those new bangs. the first lady tweeting, "blessed to be joining so many of my fellow americans gathered to watch the inauguration." and then, the president, walking toward that archway, about to see the hundreds of thousands gathered on the national mall. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin lu
? >> here's the real problem with this. back in the '90s when the clinton administration had a so-called assault weapons ban, that also included a ban on high-capacity magazines and none of it did any good, had any impact. there are a couple of reasons for that. in terms of the magazines, these things, millions of them out there, they are very inexpensive and you get in this sort of bidding match. they say, well we shouldn't have a 30-round magazine or a 20-round, the president says let's have a ten. the governor of new york says, well, i can top that, we will have a 7-round magazine this is -- all sort of makes you feel good but, in fact, it doesn't do much. now, if you are out there and if you're crazy and if you've got a gun like this and if you're gonna shoot people with it, it takes a second or so to change the magazines. >> before i let you go, i have to ask you about an ad the nra put on a website yesterday. it mentions the president's daughters. it calls the president an elitist hypocrite because he is skeptical about posting armed guards in schools, yet his own girls do h
with this. back in the '90s, when the clinton administration had a so-called assault weapons ban, that also included a ban on high-capacity magazines, and that's -- none of the did any good, had any impact. there are a couple of reasons for that. in terms of the magazines, these things, there are millions of them out there. very inexpensive, and you get into this sort of bidding match. you shouldn't have a 30-round magazine, 20-round, the president says we have a 10. the governor says i can top that, we'll have a seven-round magazine. this is all sort of makes you feel good, but, in fact, it doesn't do much. now, if you are out there, and if you are crazy and you have a gun like this, and if you are going to shoot people with it, it takes a second to change the magazines. >> i have to ask you about n ad the nra put out that mentions the president's daughters and calls the president an elitist hypocrite. he is skeptical about putting armed guards in schools and yet his own daughters have armed protection at their school. the white house says this is a cowardly act. was that necessary in your
, but the 17th to have to go in all girls. the others include george w. bush, bill clinton, ronald reagan, richard nixon, to eisenhower, fdr, woodrow wilson, william mckinley, ulysses s. grant, abraham lincoln, anger jackson, james monroe, james madison, thomas jefferson, and george washington. down on the national mall where the crowds are gathering, we have a reporter in the middle of everything. >> right from a capital, in the middle of the national mall, three ladies with us and make the journey to this and operation. >> i am gloria, from seattle. >> michelle, new york. >> marion, pennsylvania. >> you decided to meet here. >> we are all three sisters. >> why did you decide to come to washington for the 57 and operation? >> i think we regretted not being here quarter years ago. we decided we would not miss it this time around. >> we never thought about it or we did not think it is possible to come altogether. >> how did this all happened? how did each of you get here? >> i drove up from pennsylvania. >> i flew in. >> gives me an average cost of how much this will come to, the bill to b
on social security, medicare and medicaid. medicare and medicaid will bankrupt us, ask bill clinton's former keefe of staff, erskine bowls. it will bankrupt us, ask the concord coalition. it will bankrupt us, pete peterson will tell you the same thing. we're in trouble as a country. republicans and democrats, let them fight these social issues out all they want, they have to come together, though, on saving social security, saving medicare, saving medicaid and saving this country from an economic meltdown. we're not far away. katty, i criticized george w. bush for eight years for massive reckless spending. he allowed the federal debt to go up 6 trillion dollars during two terms. barack obama allowed it to go up six trillion dollars over one term m. that just continues moving forward. we can't afford this anymore. >> right. you can't afford the european model, which has imposed massive austerity and kill growth when the country is still-the-you have a long term problem of deficit and long term problem of the country of growing inequality i think is something the president was trying to addres
of state hillary clinton will testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. seco secretary of state clinton was scheduled to testify last month, but was delayed after a concussion and blood clot that sent her to the hospital. >>> the family of a man killed in the algerian hostage crisis will have a news conference at 11:00 a.m. the family of victor lovelady says he felt 100% safe. >> nothing has happened so long and my friend has been doing it so long, and it's fine here, so safe. we have protection, and he really truly felt safe there. >> lovelady's daughter erin says she wants everyone to know what a great dad victor was and how much he will be missed. two other americans were also kid. >>> a messy and dangerous commute in new england this morning. jennifer delgado, tracking the storm and cold temperatures. >> john, you're right. to give you an idea of how much snow we're talking, erie, pennsylvania, two feet of snow in a 24-hour period. as we go through tomorrow, more snow developing along lake erie and lake o
speechwriter for bill clinton, john mcconnell, a former speechwriter for president bush. we will continue for a few minutes. we have a live view of the north portico entrance of the white house. we are told in a few minutes we will have a scene inside the blue room where the president will be taking the oath of office. by the way, were marking the third time he had to -- marked the third time he has added to the oath of office because of the two over the first time. what do you think is going on there today as they prepare for this tomorrow? >> they are probably trying to wrest up. i bet there will be two run throughs of the address, very few changes, at this point. >> was a necessary for him to come back to the white house and do over the oath of office? >> it was semantics to say that he was the newly inaugurated. >> press secretary robert gibbs said in the abundance of caution, no question that he had taken the oath, as constituted by the concept -- constitution. >> as piquancy, what happened during the presidency, everything from his birth, whether or not he was a socialist, everythin
the government of somalia. secretary of state hillary clinton calls the official recognition a milestone in the fight against islamic extremists. the u.s. has not recognized somalia since 1991 when warlords overthrew the government and a civil war followed. >>> first lady michelle obama was in fine form celebrating her 49th birthday. the white house said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. >>> in fact, details about the president's big party are well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it takes a lot to get this inauguration done in washington even though we're expecting half as many people. the kraut somewhere between 6 and 800,000. a lot of money and d.c. officials coming into the city, but hotels and restaurants not as full as we saw before. the national mall being transformed into am
in mali. secretary of state hillary clinton is in touch with algerian officials? >> yes, state department officials confirming within the last two hours, secretary of state clinton has called the algerian prime minister. the two countries, two governments working together to try to work out what they can do to bring had an end to this hostage situation. state department officials would not confirm any numbers, any names, any details about this. they say they want to keep everything under wraps so they can work the channels as best they know how. this, of course, a very concerning situation with these islamic militants taking the hostages. among them some americans, just put the map back up again. we're going to talk about mali in the south. look to the east. it is possibly no coincidence that this gas field is right on the border with libya. the rise of islamic extremism right across north africa is a major concern right now for u.s. officials. >> as you look at that map, you can see mali is well to the south. all of this is related to the fight against islamists in the neighboring countr
bush's second inaugural. she also covered 2001, the first bush inaugural. it was 1997, the bill clinton second inaugural. it was 1993, the first bill clinton inaugural. she was there also in 1989 when george bush, the elder took over. she was there in 1985, president reagan's re-election. she was there in 1981, the first reagan inaugural. that's andrea mitchell. if i end up doing these for as long as andrea mitchell has done these, i will be covering every inauguration from now until 2041, by which time i will be coming to you, presumably, as a ho hologram. so help me god. second inaugural, as opposed to a first inaugural when one president is leaving and another is starting, and we're covering a second inauguration, like we will be this year there's something different. governing is already under way. the president has started some things that he intends to finish in his second term. sort of a sense of continuity, well informed expectation about what kind of president this is going to be and where he is likely to go. when president obama was inaugurated. first time, there was none of t
't know who it is. the designated survivor, just in case the unimaginable happens. bill clinton, jimmy carter, no bushes, however. george h.w. bush recuperating from illness and george w. bush had to send his regrets. look at the blue carpet. yesterday they had vacuums in here cleaning up and the glass you can see right there, just minutes, wiping it clean to make everything look absolutely perfect for the ceremonies again. the president will take the oath for the second time in two days at 11:30 this morning. soledad. >> john berman, thank you. let's get to john king. hey, john. >> soledad, hello to you. i don't think it's so chilly. i'm with you on the weather front. a beautiful spring day in washington. let's get to the team joining us on beach day in washington. we have the former obama deputy press secretary, margaret hoover, and brian liza for "the new yorker" and ron brownstein from "the national journal." we're going to head straight up to john borrasso, a conservative, and let's start with this morning. a new beginning for the president. is this a new beginning for the republi
clinton and carter. we will not see both presidents bush. the elder, as you know, is still ill. he's recovering. and the younger sends his regrets. what's remarkable about this day is how carefully choreographed it is. the minute that michelle walks out the front door with the red curtain around it what time the dignitaries walk out, what time the president himself walks out. and at 11:55 on the dot he gets sworn in by chief justice john roberts. he'll be using two bibles today. that's not unprecedented. three presidents in the past have done the same. the first belonged to president lincoln. he used it in his swearing-in in 1861. and the second belonged to martin luther king jr. it was his traveling bible and it's fitting because today is martin luther king day. after the swearing-in, the president and the first lady family and friends, congressional leaders all head in to statuary hall for lunch. this is a tradition that dates back to 1889. they'll dine on bison and good old-fashioned apple pie. >> we go to chief correspondent and host of "face the nation" bo
, he is the one who started saying that he lost because of his support and bill clinton's support for gun control measures, including the assault weapons ban. other democrats began to say the same thing. well, that gave the nra far more power than it deserved. i didn't believe it was true then -- >> well, you have to look at west virginia, and west virginia, kentucky, tennessee, that's where he was finding his problems, right? >> where republicans win anyway. the people who vote for republicans in those states are not going to vote for a democrat. it doesn't matter -- >> okay. i'm not going to argue with you except on these points of electoral ledge votes. it used to be until recently we had arkansas, west virginia was a consistently democratic -- let's look at some of the guys on the far right. fear factor. kentucky senator rand paul who wants to run for president is concerned that the president has a king complex. and paul is out there vowing to nullify any executive orders that impede on executive powers, which by the way, has not happened. we used the word nullification. you'r
, last month, took a job as one of mrs. clinton's to speechwriters. so she moved down here into the eye of the new storm and is writing speeches for mrs. clinton. c-span: and you've had a special relationship with president over the years? >> guest: jury special relationship in a sense that we were roommates and partners in 1972 presidential campaign in texas. we live together. and he brought his then a new girlfriend hillary. so we had a very close association then. i didn't see him for 20 years from 72 to 92 until he was elected president and called and said congratulations for your pulitzer in history. i would love to talk to you about how to preserve historical materials and what you've noticed from the presidential libraries you for tin. and on that basis we have talked a good bit while he's been president to renew our acquaintance ship after a 20 year hiatus. c-span: have you had any discussions with him about his whole race initiative? >> guest: absolutely. yes, i have. c-span: what do you recommend to him? >> guest: i think this is a great thing. i personally think from the work
are saying an assault weapons ban would not get passed. >> secretary of state hillary clinton will testify about the terror attack in benghazi on january 23rdrd. confirmed date in a statement. >> my intention is for this hearing to focus on why this attack was not better anticipated what leadership failures at the state department existed and what management deficiencies need to be corrected. she was to testify last month but she got sick and suffered a conclusion. four americans including ambassador chris stevens will killed in the september 11th attack. >> a mobster claims he knows where jimmy hoffa's body is. he says he is buryd in a field in suburban detroit about 20 miles from where he was last seen back in 75. he was buried in a shallow grave and to be moved later but it never happened. they say his comments should be taken seriously. the fbi hasn't commented on the revelation. >> former president george h.w. bush has been released from the hospital. he was hospital lied for nearly two months with a bronchitis related cough. let me add how touched we were by the many get well message
until clinton testifies. >>> linebacker inspired football fans by leading him to the championship game after losing his girlfriend and grandmother. the girlfriend doesn't exist. the sports web site broke that story and now reports it appears someone connected to teo created the on-line persona. the report says he might have been in on it to generate publici publicity. teo is the victim of cruel and humiliating cranks. >>> the cover letter story we told you about later. the brutal honesty landed him the job. matthew ross is in talks with dust and felts that's a company on the west coast about a possible summer internship. the san diego state university finance student's letter went viral because he touted his lack of experience. to add to the good news the banker who he sent his letter to said he won't have to shine any shoes. >>> president obama's sweeping plans to curb gun violence coming under fire by row pub cans. >> president obama asked congress yesterday to pass new laws instituting universal background checks and bans on both assault weapons and high capacity magazines but he di
. >> former president bill clinton has been getting more questions these days about his wife hilary's future including the 2016 presidential race and her health. >> she's always been very, very healthy and she has very low blood pressure, very low standing heart beat. i tell her she still has time to have three more husbands after me. whenever i'm stubborn about something in our contact quest at my self-improvement she refers to me as her first president. >> and a reminder that msnbc will have all day coverage monday of president obama's second inauguration. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to meteorologist bill karins. good morning. >> some good one liners in there. very entertaining. not fun later today. the deep south your first snow event of the season is coming your way. we have winter storm warnings in pink covering much of the state of virginia, north carolina, central alabama and central portions of mississippi. a little sliver of northern portion of georgia. you can see the movement the storm is taking. right now
concentration. when i was a point person for president clinton and passing the brady bill and the late part of november 93 and the assault weapons ban in the house in the spring of 94, it was those to those very focused on criminal acts nice. president clinton's legislation post-columbine did not pass. so the notion that everybody should rely on the energy and force of newton, i would caution not to do that. it's galvanized to have a conversation internally and have a serious conversation, but for the assault weapons ban, were done with columbine would have been in virginia. i do believe in the last four years, the last eight years of politics, what happened there has made all of us have a discussion and appropriate politics to be focused for the president to introduce this legislation or package undecided what is going to do by executive order. but we are at a tipping point is postponed, delayed or for whatever reason hasn't happened. my small plaintiff caution anything but the last time i had success, goes back in 93 and 94. those were pretty columbine. his entire package fell flat. >> co
inaugural speeches from the last 60 years starting with ronald reagan, bill clinton from 1993, dwilingt eisenhower from 1957, harry truman from 1949, then john f. kennedy in 1961. george h.w. bush, jimmy carter and we'll wrap up the night with george w. bush's speech. see ten inaugural speeches from ten past presidents on c-span. >> up next senate his torn don richy gave a historical perspective on inaugurations describing how various treated the day and how so help me god became part of the ceremony. this is about an hour. >> now there is a phrase that journalists use a lot. it's called a go to guy. and i think you know what that means. it means somebody who knows a lot about something that the journalists can go to and get from that person reliable information. and there are not that many go to guys around. there are a lot of people in this town who have opinions. there are a lot of people in this town who are incredibly glib. but there are not that many people who are so fundamentally immersed in a subject. and an important subject that journalists and others, ack demics are attracte
daughter chelsea clinton. and she had star jones come in. bow biden. and how can we serve when it comes to faith, the environment and health. and everyone had a message to spread. celebrities like rosario dawson. lots of media people like pierce morgan. everyone wants to be a part of this. >> we've been saying that the numbers as far as everyday americans might not be the same as it was four years ago. but from the perspective of the a listers how are we looking compared to years past? >> it's still the top of the talk. sure oprah is out of town. steven spielberg is busy today but you have power, influential and interesting people who want to come and support barack obama. people are proud to have him as the leader and they want to come out and show that support from hollywood onward. >> you've looked at this historically over the many many years. and a lot of this started in terms of hollywood coming to washington for the inaugural festivities. i want to ask you a question. there seems to be the feeling or belief that when a democratic president is being inaugurated, you get more celeb
secretary of state clinton will testify before the senate foreign relations committee, and the house foreign affairs committee on the benghazi terror attack on september 11. the very next day the confirmation hearing will begin for her possible replacement, senator john kerry. brian? >>brian: one of the most patriotic organizations in our nation making it their business to find jobs for our veterans every day who are wounded in battle. now they are calling on the government to do the same thing. lieutenant general, what is the government not doing that you are? >> i think right now one of the major problems is that the government and the public sector and private sectors are not reintegrating our disabled veterans back into local communities. they have a large role to play, both the veterans affairs, as well as the department of labor. i was in d.c. here the last couple of days. we've been working with them to help fill that gap. >>brian: in what way? it's hard enough getting jobs right now in this economy. veterans' unemployment is a little bit higher than the national rate. then you have p
for the first time in more than 20 years. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to formally make the announcement in a meeting with somali president mohamed in washington. the move will come just days after the u.s. took part in a failed attempt by france to rescue a captured secret agent inside of somalia. the u.s. military has confirmed it's halted the transfer of detainees to some afghan prisons over ongoing abuses including torture. the obama administration resumed the transfers last year after pausing them in the wake of a 2011 united nations investigation that found widespread abuses. despite its qualms with the afghan military's handling of detainees, the u.s. continues to hold prisoners without charge or trial at afghanistan's bagram prison. the united nations says it has received permission from syria to expand efforts to feed the estimated 2.5 million people suffering from hunger during syria's international -- internal crisis. on wednesday, the world food program executive director says collaboration with local partners could mean the delivery of aid to an additional 1
-- reagan had iran-contra, nixon had watergate. clinton had monica lewinsky. why is it that they tend to go sour. >> lyndon jonls had to resign before he ran because of vietnam. ever since roosevelt and the amendment that limited his terms, presidents tend to run out of steam and maybe even get tripped up by scandal in these second terms. i think it's kind of a natural reaction to the fact that power is moving on beyond these presidents because, in fact, they are lame ducks. the obama white house has studied this very, very closely. they know the perils of the second term. they think they can avoid the worst pitfalls, first of all, they are saying there's no scandals on the horizon but believe they can avoid the worst by having a focused agenda and moving fast. >> we'll see if they can. george, thank you very much. george will have a special inauguration edition of "this week" this morning. white house sneen yore adviser david plouffe and eva longoria. >> we'll be live tomorrow beginning at 7:00 a.m. with george and josh elliott co-anchoring a special edition of "good morning america" from
, the city of clinton was in the midst of a civil rights struggle. after what and restored a black neighborhood was firebombed, police officers and firefighters arrived to extinguish the flames but came under gunfire. an african-american teen was killed by police that night, a white man was shot and killed the next day. the national guard moved in. nine black men and one white woman were rounded up, hustled off to jail for their alleged involvement. the young defendants, the majority just high school age, were collectively sentenced to a total of more than 280 years in prison. rev. ben chavis served more than five years in prison. shortly after he appeared on "democracy now!" last month, governor perdue issued pardons of innocence for the wilmington 10. the move came after newly surfaced documents revealed the prosecutor in the case made racially biased notes next to potential jurors, writing comments like "kkk good." i asked rev. chavis last night what it felt like to be attending president of the inauguration on dr. martin luther king day, after finally being pardoned. >> this is
. kind of lik even hillary clinton loved oscar de la renta and stuck with a certain designer. michelle kind of goes and sees various designers. lots of emerging talent. and chooses what she really responds to. >> when you think about style and you think about fashion, that will be her legacy. really supporting, propping up emerging american designers. people who really need that boost. wolf, back to you. >> alina, a quick question, how much of an impact has she really had on fashion, not just here in washington, but across the country? >> well, what's extraordinary, i can just tell you one quick anecdote about that, wolf, i spoke to reed krakoff who designed the outfit she wore yesterday to the swearing-in ceremony and just got off the phone with him again today. he told me what's extraordinary about michelle obama, more than any other celebrity, if you will, on the planet, is that he is really hearing from people around the world. i mean, that message is seen around the world. worldwide, people are watching it here on cnn. by one estimate, her one appearance in a designer's clothes is
aggressive continuation of the campaign. they're going to hear a repudiation of bill clinton's the era is over. they'll hear no, no, we need more big government. what we've been about, if you ask the american people, president obama should focus on something, would it be equality or economic renewal, most americans would say economic renewal. >> do you think he won't be focusing on it because he spoke about equality today? >> well, not because he spoke about equality today. it is because he elevated it as a central theme of his presidency and he said that without that, there is no progress. no economic -- that comes morally and i think linearly first. that's not i think what the american people would think. >> but here's what i think is actually happening. the trickle down economic model that says, when the wealthy do well, everybody else will do better. i think it has been discredited. i think what obama firmly believes is that the economy grows from the middle class out. so therefore, it used to be the case you would say either you're concerned about growth or about equality. i think
down once, the court struck clinton down for trying this and i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing. we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. my i feel so much younger.tly changed my life - my husband has his confidence back. and he can enjoy the laughter of our grandkids again. i can have fun with my friends again. feeling isolated? ready to reconnect? the aarp hearing care program provided by hearusa can help. call hearusa at ... for a free hearing check-up. plus, receive a free $50 dining card when you get your free hearing check up. aarp members receive a 20% discount on breakthrough hearing aids. call now, and you'll even get a free 3-year supply of hearing aid batteries with your hearing aid purchase- a $100 value. the aarp hearing ca
was there in the white house in 1994 when president clinton got an assault weapons ban through. very important breakthrough. >> he got it but lost the house. >> he lost the house. he sort of won the battle but lost the war. in president obama's case, he may well be in a situation where he is going to lose the battle, but win the war. and he is going to win the war of public opinion. >> you think this could actually turn the house? >> i think this could be an element in shoring up his base and getting people to come out in 2014. his problem -- >> so even if he loses he doesn't get the assault weapons. >> yes. >> but this is a play to the base strategy, not a pragmatic sort of legacy seeking. he may be trying to seek a legacy by spending political capital and getting an assault weapons ban. but let me just tell you, we all know, second term president sis oftentimes are legacy-seeking. >> did the nra go too far with this ad, do you think, margaret? >> absolutely. the nra does absolutely no favors for themselves when they do that. first of all, they are playing to the president's strategy. the pre
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